SHV Energy’s carbon footprint is, by definition, an energy footprint. That is, the footprint consists purely of emissions caused by energy consumption. Most of this energy is consumed in transporting LPG, either in heavy-goods vehicles or in ships, therefore the primary energy type responsible for the footprint is fuel oil that drives these forms of transport. It is also consumed, to a lesser extent, in terminals, depots and filling plants.

After fuel oil comes gasoline, which powers automobiles and vans for deliveries, sales and administration. Then comes electricity, which powers storage filling operations as well as offices. The footprint of LPG, natural gas and heating oil consumption is very minor. Employee air travel and train travel have been classified as ‘energy types’, because direct fuel consumption data for these are not available – in any case, together they account for less than 1% of the corporate footprint.